Now, 500 fans (or "likes", or whatever you'd like to call them) may not be a lot compared to some of my favorite pages, but to me it represents a huge accomplishment! I am so thrilled that there are others out there like me who just love vintage paper and sundries (I love that word, "sundries"!).
When I started out writing Ephemeraology, I thought it would be a once-a-week post. And for a while, it was. But in December of 2010 I thought I'd ramp things up a bit and try to write every weekday. In February of 2011, I had an idea to call on my favorite online shops and see if they'd like to "advertise" with me. (I put "advertise" in quotes because I don't charge them anything; these are shops with whom I personally patronize and in whom I put my trust.) In most cases I've been shopping with them for years and they actually knew who I was when I approached them with the idea of doing giveaways. In one case (Retro Cafe Art Gallery), I've actually met Kristin in person!
I love my advertisers and I know you do too! So here's what we're going to do:
When the Facebook page hits that big 5-0-0, we're going to have a BLOWOUT giveaway. I'm talkin' HUGE. Here's what one lucky fan will win:
- A bottle of Citra Solv and ATC blanks from Citra Solv, LLC (for those Nat Geo/Citra Solv pages!)
- An ephemera pack and extra book pages from Manto Fev
- A $20 gift certificate from Old Stuff Only
- A $20 gift certificate from The Paper Flea Market
- A $20 gift certificate from Retro Cafe Art Gallery
- A surprise pack of vintage goodies from Silver Crow Creations
See what I mean by BLOWOUT?!? This is a prize pack worth well over $100! I am so grateful to these wonderful folks for getting in on the fun. So tell your friends and get 'em to "like" our page - the more, the merrier!
Once we hit the 500 mark I'll write again with contest rules and all of that fun stuff. Until then - keep your eyes on the prize and your feet buried in ephemera. :D
Thank you again to all of you who read my blog - I couldn't have made it this far without you!
P.S. See that Pinterest button on the right? You can follow me there now, too! :D